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India reports 1,033 deaths, 61,870 new COVID-19 infections in a day; tally inches closer to 75 lakh

At least 61,870 new infections were detected while 1,033 people succumbed due to novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data.

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New Delhi Updated on: October 18, 2020 10:53 IST
India's COVID-19 tally crosses 74 lakh with 62,212 new cases; active cases below 8 lakh
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Health workers sanitize outside Santipur State General Hospital amid concerns over COVID-19 outbreak, in Nadia, 

Aa many as 61,870 new infections were detected while 1,033 people succumbed due to novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry data. Country's COVID-19 tally has crossed 74 lakh-mark while death toll breached 1-lakh mark. The total cases of coronavirus infections stand at 7,494,551 while the death toll climbs to 1,14,031. Of these 7,83,311 are active cases while 65,97,209 people have been recovered, according to the health ministry. 

The 1,033 new fatalities include 463 from Maharashtra, 95 from Uttarakhand, 71 from Karnataka, 61 from West Bengal, 57 from Tamil Nadu, 40 from Uttar Pradesh and 35 from Delhi. Total 1,14,031 deaths reported so far in the country include 41,965 from Maharashtra followed by 10,586 from Tamil Nadu, 10,427 from Karnataka, 6,629 from Uttar Pradesh, 6,406 from Andhra Pradesh, 5,992 from West Bengal, 5,981 from Delhi, 3,999 from Punjab and 3,626 from Gujarat.

India's recoveries from the novel coronavirus moved past the 65 lakh-mark on Saturday. Also, for 2nd consecutive day, the active cases of COVID-19 remained below 8 lakh in 1.5 months. The COVID-19 case fatality rate due to COVID-19 was recorded at 1.52 per cent.

"India has exponentially scaled up its testing capacity from one in January to more than 9.32 cr at present. The very high testing has resulted in the continuous falling positivity rate. It has now fallen below 8%," said Ministry of Health.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 9,42,24,190 samples have been tested up to October 17 with 9,70,173 samples being tested on Saturday.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.

State-wise Coronavirus status:

Name of State / UT Active Cases* Cured/Discharged/Migrated* Deaths**
Total Cumulative Cumulative
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 179 3848 56
Andhra Pradesh 37102 735638 6406
Arunachal Pradesh 3003 10315 30
Assam 28442 171084 865
Bihar 10848 191619 990
Chandigarh 915 12460 207
Chhattisgarh 27180 129883 1439
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu 59 3119 2
Delhi 22884 298853 5981
Goa 3827 36035 538
Gujarat 14565 140282 3626
Haryana 10265 137176 1640
Himachal Pradesh 2680 15852 265
Jammu and Kashmir 8704 77288 1372
Jharkhand 6576 88559 832
Karnataka 110666 637481 10427
Kerala 96100 236989 1139
Ladakh 933 4535 66
Madhya Pradesh 13698 142707 2753
Maharashtra 185750 1358606 41965
Manipur 3587 11443 111
Meghalaya 2295 6034 75
Mizoram 108 2145 0
Nagaland 1530 6141 27
Odisha 20997 244227 1121
Puducherry 4420 27984 574
Punjab 6230 116925 3999
Rajasthan 21255 148291 1735
Sikkim 275 3233 59
Tamil Nadu 40192 632708 10586
Telengana 22050 198790 1271
Tripura 2917 26222 329
Uttarakhand 5538 51186 924
Uttar Pradesh 34420 411611 6629
West Bengal 33121 277940 5992
Total# 783311 6597209 114031

 

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